The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis provides credible, independent and accessible information and analyses of fiscal and economic issues facing Virginia with particular attention to the impacts on low- and moderate-income persons. Our research is organized into three issue areas:
Budget, Tax & Fiscal Policy – Analysis of state legislative and gubernatorial budget, tax and fiscal proposals, legislation, fiscal forecasts, trends, process reforms, and tax and spending limits. Our work also includes analysis of federal tax and budget proposals and outcomes, with an emphasis on how those proposals impact Virginia.
Labor & Wages – Analysis of issues related to employment, incomes, wages, poverty, and economic opportunity.
Health Care – Analysis of health care legislation and the impacts of national reform on Virginians.
Education – Analysis of state support for public pre-K-12 education, overall levels of support, and the impacts of targeted programs.